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Lectures/Symposia

Biological sciences colloquium “Adhesion Receptors and Cell Migration: The Regulation of Cellular Traction-force Generation at the Cell Membrane.” Dan Felsenfeld, pharmacology and biological chemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Refreshments precede in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “Rebuilding Civic Structures in the Aftermath of War: The Case of Kosovo.” Michael Daxner, Principal International Officer for Education and Science, UN Mission in Kosovo and International Administrator, University of Pristina, Kosovo. Also with Marjorie Senechal, Kahn Institute director, and James Hicks, lecturer, English langauge and literature. 8 p.m., Seelye 207

Meetings/Workshops

Study Abroad informational session Weekly meeting for interested students, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

Presentation of the major Third World development studies. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 102

Presentation of the major American studies. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major and minor History. Come to the History Fair; refreshments served. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Presentation of the minor Logic. 5 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey

CDO informational session “Simply for Sophomores.” 5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Clark

Gaia meeting Smith students for the environment. 8-9 p.m., Chapin Living Room

Religious Life

Keystone meeting Bible study. 7 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Other Events/Activities

SGA president’s open hours 10 a.m.–noon, Clark 201

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

President’s open hours First come, first served. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym
Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Coral Reefs: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?” Paulette Peckol and Esteban Monserrate, biological sciences. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “The Shift in Political Anxieties in the West: From the ‘Russians are Coming’ to the Coming Anarchy.” William F. May, Cary M. Maguire University Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Southern Methodist University, and member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. In honor of Thomas S. Derr, professor of religion, on the occasion of his retirement (see story at www.smith.edu/news). Sponsors: religion; Office of the President; Office of the Provost; Lecture Committee. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Unconscious Prejudice, Discriminatory Behavior, and the Potential for Change.” Nilanjana Dasgupta ’92, psychology, New School for Social Research. Sponsor: Otelia Cromwell Day Committee. 7 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Lecture “Iago’s Speech Acts: How to Do Things with Othello and Desdemona.” Harry Berger, Jr., Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. Final lecture in a four-part series. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Poetry reading Central American poets Ernesto Cardenal and Claribel Alegria will read from their works in a bilingual presentation. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Financing Life.” Randy Bartlett, economics, will discuss lifetime financial planning, student debt, credit, tax planning, saving for retirement and managing risk. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films

Film The Shining. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Weight Watchers at Work Learn a healthy approach to weight loss that combines good nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and support. Fee required. 12:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Salt Center informational meeting Sue Robinson, director of enrollment, Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies, will explain how you can spend a semester in Maine documenting a region through words or photographs. 3 p.m., Seelye 302

Poets’ question-and-answer session with Claribel Alegria and Ernesto Cardenal, who will read in the evening. A packet of their poems will be available in the Poetry Center office, Wright 101. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Italian. 5 p.m., Hatfield 105

Presentation of the major Music. 5 p.m., Green Room, Sage Hall

Study-abroad meeting Associated Kyoto Program. Located at Doshisha University in Japan’s ancient capital, the program offers language study, elective courses, a home stay experience, field trips and other opportunities. For more information, contact Dennis Yasutomo, ext. 3551. 7 p.m., Hatfield 206

Study-abroad meeting JYA Geneva. Learn about the program from next year’s director and returning students. 7 p.m., Seelye 206

Pre-departure study-abroad meeting Mandatory for students who will study abroad in the spring. Check-in at 6:45; meeting will begin promptly. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

CDO informational session “Effective Résumés and Cover Letters.” 7 p.m., CDO Group Room

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Celebration of Sisterhood planning meeting 9 p.m., Seelye 102

Religious Life

Lunch discussion “Reading Buddha’s Life, Examining Our Life.” Led by Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist priest. Open to staff, faculty and students. Lunch provided. Registration required; call ext. 2753. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Episcopal/Lutheran Fellowship Eucharist, fun, fellowship and light lunch provided. All welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Sacred harp Weekly singing of shape note music from the historical and ongoing tradition of sacred harp. Loaner books available. All welcome. 7-10 p.m., Chapel*

Sahaja yoga meditation Seek a state of peace, where the mind is calm yet alert. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Intervarsity prayer meeting in the Christian tradition. 8 p.m., Seelye 310

Other Events/Activities

S.O.S. Blood Drive Save three lives in one hour by donating blood. To schedule an appoint-ment, volunteer to help or ask a question, speak to your S.O.S. house representative or to Anna Graseck, ext. 2759. Walk-in donors welcome. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Language lunch tables Korean, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 7-9 p.m., CDO

Field hockey vs. Springfield. 7 p.m., Athletic Field*

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Lectures/Symposia

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Interpreting Financial News.” Jim Miller, economics, will discuss stock and bond values, corporate ethics and interest rates. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403A

Lecture “Into the Hidden World of Black Bears.” Lynn Rogers, a bear biologist who has been called “the Jane Goodall of black bears” has developed methods for gaining the trust of bears during his 33 years of researching the animals. Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy Program; biological sciences colloquium. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Choosing Liberation: A Life as Peace Activist, Southern Textile Union Organizer, Feminist, Anti-Ku Klux Klan Protester and Advocate for the Right to Dissent.” Signe Waller, author, Love and Revolution. Sponsors: American studies; sociology; Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Halloween Family Concert A presentation of spooky music from stage and screen. Children of all ages are invited to dress in costume and join us. Jonathan Hirsh, conductor. 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major Physics. Lunch served. Noon, McConnell Foyer

Presentation of the major and minor Classics. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C*

Presentation of the major English. Pizza served. Noon, Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Mathematics. 4 p.m., Math Forum, Third Floor, Burton

Presentation of the major and minor Spanish and Portuguese. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Theatre. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA

Presentation of the major Anthropology. 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Presentation of the major French. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Study abroad meeting JYA Hamburg. Learn about the program from next year’s director and returning students. 6 p.m., Hatfield 204

Presentation of the major German studies. 7 p.m., Hatfield 204

Religious Life

Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/ reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Buddhist meditation 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Ecumenical Christian Fellowship Informal Bible study and discussion. Bring thoughts, questions, ideas and an open mind. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

S.O.S. Blood Drive See 10/29 listing. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Social Events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Lectures/Symposia

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “An Artist Looks at Looking.” Gary Niswonger, art. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Slide presentation Elena Beelaerts, visiting artist. 4:10 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center

Chemistry Department Annual Stuart Rosenfeld Lecture “Intramolecular
Non-Bonded Oxygen-Oxygen Interactions in Cyclophanes.” Phillip Keehn, Brandeis University. Refreshments precede at 4:30 p.m. 4:50 p.m., Seelye 201

Performing Arts/Films

Film “Hammer Into Anvil.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Part of HST 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Film The Shining. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major Medieval studies. Pizza served. Noon, Seelye 102

Prehealth informational meeting with Jacqui Comshaw, admissions director, Yale University School of Public Health. Lunch provided; for reservations, send email to manderso@smith.edu by noon, Wednesday, October 30. Noon, Burton 101

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Genesis Gospel Choir rehearsal Anyone with a love of music and singing is welcome. 6:30 p.m., Chapel*

Meeting Newman Association. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Language lunch tables Japanese, Russian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Staff potluck lunch. Sponsor: Staff Council. Noon, Davis Ballroom

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 11/1 Saturday 11/2 Sunday 11/3 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

Biology/Biochemistry/ Neuroscience lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Lecture “Tactical Universalism and New Multiculturalist Claims in Postcolonial France.” Mireille Rosello, director of graduate studies in French, and French and Italian professor, Northwestern University, will discuss the three recent legal and cultural struggles in France: the controversy over “pacte civil de solidarité,” the law on “parité,” and the issue of positive discrimination in the media. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002, “Other Europes/Europe’s Others.” 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian: Pathways to the Future.” Patsy Phillips, development officer, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of External Affairs and Development. Phillips was instrumental in planning “Ceremonial,” the first Native American arts exhibit at the Venice Biennale. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major Russian. 4 p.m., Hatfield 107

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting Anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and people who like sci-fi people. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religiou Life

Muslim congregation prayer Lunch followed by salat. For lunch reservation, call ext. 2750. Noon, Chapel

Ecumenical Christian Community Protestant students’ organization gathers for fun, food and fellowship. All welcome. 5-7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch table Chinese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A
Performing Arts/Films

Film Weekly showing of anime, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Film premiere The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced. Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc., in association with the Clark Science Center and the Alumnae Association. The film documents the 2001 voyage during which scientists, naturalists and artists observed anew the sites visited by Edward H. Harriman’s scouting parties of a century ago. One in a series of events celebrating the inaugural year of Carol T. Christ, tenth president of Smith College. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Concert The Cheyney University Singers, the top performing group of Cheyney University in Philadelphia, will present jazz, contemporary gospel, classical and other types of music. 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

Meetings/Workshops

Smith College School for Social Work open house. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Seelye Hall

Other Events/Activities

Volleyball vs. Wellesley. 1 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*
Performing Arts/Films

Film Professor Dan Horowitz will introduce On the Waterfront (1954), the second in the series of films leading to the January conference "Homeland Insecurity: Civil Liberties, Repres-sion and Citizenship in the 1950s." 2 p.m., Academy of Music*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community morning worship In celebration of Otelia Cromwell week. The Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain, preaching. Music by the Cheyney University Singers. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Thomas Kane, CSP, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO

Ada Comstock Scholars Art Featuring artwork by graduates of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program, including two- and three-dimensional works in oil, watercolors and sculpture. November 1-December 11 (hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays). Alumnae House Gallery*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On Through February 2003. Church Exhibition Gallery, Botanic Garden

Portraits: The Women Who Have Led Smith College Through October 25. Alumnae House Living Room

Fabrics and Quilts in the Mortimer Rare Book Room An exhibition of books and broadsides featuring fabrics, paper and quilt designs. Through December 20. Mortimer Rare Book Room Foyer, third floor, Neilson Library*

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and manuscripts about silk and other textiles from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Through December 20. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

Carol’s Reading List An exhibition of favorite and/or recommended works of English and American literature from President Carol Christ. Through November 7. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library

An Experiment in Feminist Education: The Women’s School of Planning and Architecture, 1975-81 Photographs, course materials, correspondence and memorabilia from a groundbreaking alternative school for women in environmental design. Through December. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wednesdays till 9 p.m.). Sponsor: Sophia Smith Collection. Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium*

A Pantheon of Presidents An exhibition of portraits of Smith’s ten presidents. Through October 25. Alumnae House Gallery

Selections from the Smith College Print Workshop The inaugural exhibition in the Oresman Gallery celebrates 19 years of the annual print workshop, which brings prominent artists and master printers to the studio classroom to collaborate on the development and productions of a limited edition print. Through October 29. (Hours: Noon-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.) Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

The Future of Smith: Architectural Works in Progress An exhibition of architectural drawings and models for the Brown Fine Arts Center, Campus Center, Botanic Garden and landscape master plan. Through November 15. Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

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